Good-bye Heidelberg Man: You Never Existed
July 11, 2014
Is "Heidelberg Man" a non-person? Some anthropologists are now claiming that so-called Homo heidelbergensis is nothing more than "a paleoanthropologists' construct."
Body Secrets You Never Heard Of
July 10, 2014
Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.
The Science of Politics and Vice Versa
July 4, 2014
Some scientists try to put conservatives and liberals in test tubes. This can cause fireworks.
Secularists Adrift with Embryonic Ethics
July 2, 2014
From stem cells to genetically-modified embryos, technology is outpacing ethical rules, and secular ethicists are at a loss what to endorse.
Existence of Universe Is Highly Improbable
June 30, 2014
Theologians might rightly celebrate a recognition by cosmologists that the universe is so finely-tuned, it shouldn't exist.
Scientists Equate Evolution to "Stuff Happens"
June 23, 2014
Researchers generalize findings that evolution depends on rare chance events.
Choosing to Believe in Free Will
June 22, 2014
Free will matters to children. It had better exist.
A Beautiful Mind in a Beautiful Brain
June 10, 2014
Neuroscience has gathered much interesting data, but still is clueless about how a mind emerges from a brain.
Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity
June 8, 2014
One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.
To Be Habitable, a Planet Needs Inhabitants
June 6, 2014
In a chicken-or-egg conundrum, astrobiologists are asking whether inhabitants are needed to make a planet habitable.
Atheists Usually Prosper Over Creationists in the Media
May 25, 2014
With rare exceptions, atheists get the edge in media coverage over creationists.
If Brain Determines Politics, It Also Determines Science
May 23, 2014
Recognizing a self-refuting position is a shortcut through the paralysis of scientific analysis.
Psychology Struggling to Regain Scientific Image
May 22, 2014
In the wake of scandals and replication failures, psychiatry and social psychology are enduring scrutiny some practitioners call an "inquisition" or "bullying".
Judge Jones Is Back: 2005 Anti-ID, 2014 Anti-Marriage
May 20, 2014
The judge who ruled against intelligent design in the Dover case has just overturned Pennsylvania's defense of marriage law.
Evolution Is Rapid Except When It Is Static
May 18, 2014
A new living fossil and others that must have changed rapidly or not at all are described in recent news.